Click on the link below for information on ‘The Festival of Curiosity’ taking place in the RDS from 25th-29th of July. This unique event will provide an opportunity for parents, families and the public to interact with science as a cultural activity outside of the academic year.
Last week in room 11 we had great fun using the technique of tie dying to create wonderful designs on some cotton material.
We made up the dye solution using water, salt, and fabric die. When we had tied up our t-shirts and pieces of cotton with elastic bands, we soaked them in the dye for a couple of hours, stirring occasionally. After leaving them to soak, you must wash them in the washing machine and leave to dry.
Today we got to open them up to reveal all the unique designs and patterns that we created. We are thrilled with the results and are looking forward to wearing our new t-shirts and tops!
Today we learned a little about magnets and how they work. We found out that they only attract certain types of metal, like iron, cobalt and nickel.
Magnets have two poles, one north and one south. Through experimentation of magnets we were able to show that opposite poles will attract, and same poles will repel each other.
We also tested the ability of magnets to work through various materials. We used paper clips and tested to see if the magnets were working through cotton, tin foil, wood, card, plastic and also water. After testing them we then recorded and discussed our results. We had a lot of fun experimenting with magnets.
Wednesday 30th of January was Grandparents Day. In our school we had a special visitor, her name was Mrs.O Shea. She is a grandparent. She talked about her childhood days, how she made her first Christmas tree and how there was no television or video games when she was young. She told us that her family were lucky to have a radio and that all her family used to sit around and listen to it. She told us about her disabled friend and that we should thank God for what we have.
An article was published on the 16th of December in The Sunday Business Post referring to the hard work and effort we put into keeping our school green, leading to our win of the Dublin City Neighbourhood Award.
To read the full article please click on the link below.
Today in St. Clare’s PS we had our Science week exhibition. The theme this year was Every Day Science. You can find loads of resources on the Science Week 2012 website. The exhibition was a great success and we would like to thank all of the parents and friends that visited the school throughout the exhibition. Here is a list of the stands that were on display at the exhibition.
Junior infants did materials and built houses from the Three Little Pigs story.
Senior infants took every ones finger prints.
First class pupils did the water cycle and also water safety.
Third class did magnets and completed some magic using magnets.
Fourth class showed us model lungs and also how food colourant travelled up the stems of flowers.
Fifth class did some interesting investigations into what food items contain starch.